Homeowners are excited to embark on a remodeling project. While it is exciting, homeowners should do their research before embarking on a remodel project. There are many things that could go wrong. To help homeowners avoid making common mistakes in remodeling, we have listed some of our top tips to ensure a smooth transition from start to finish.
Planning and Permits
We see many homeowners making the most common mistake of not planning properly before starting a remodel project. It is important that homeowners plan all aspects of their remodeling projects. It is important that homeowners ensure all permits are obtained. A homeowner was recently contacted by us after being issued a $100 per day fine for building a wall on his property that was not compliant with code. They would have been able to save both time and money if they had planned their designs and secured the proper permits.
When planning their home’s design, homeowners should think about the long-term vision. While trendy design elements might seem appealing at the moment, they will soon be out of fashion. A homeowner who plans to sell their home in the future may find it more difficult to sell their home because of their outdated design. Consider future-proof designs that are less trendy if you plan to sell your home.
Older homes are better for asbestos and lead testing. Check the ceilings and walls of homes built before 1984 for asbestos. If your home was built after 1978, you should inspect the walls for lead paint. Before any remodeling begins, homeowners should make arrangements to have asbestos or lead removed from their homes by a licensed company.
A common mistake homeowners make is not researching the qualifications and reputation of any company or contractor that they are considering hiring. You can find reviews online that give a general idea of customer experiences with remodeling professionals. Proper licensing proves that the company is qualified to do the work being done. A company must be licensed and insured in order to protect the homeowner’s financial security. A homeowner called us to report that he had hired a handyman in order to remove an asbestos-laden popcorn ceiling. The handyman wasn’t certified in asbestos abatement. The handyman failed to take proper precautions to contain asbestos. The homeowner had to hire another company to remove the asbestos and finish the job.
The Lowest Bid
We see many people making the fatal mistake of hiring cheap workers. Many times, lower bids can lead to poor workmanship that will not be apparent until many years later. Although we aren’t the most expensive remodeling company in San Diego, our customers love us and have raved about us. There is no reason not to spend more on a remodel than you should. However, it is an investment that can end up costing you more than if you do the job right.
These are the main takeaways from this article:
- You should plan every aspect of your remodel carefully.
- When you are looking for a contractor, do your research.
- Remodeling is a worthwhile investment.
These three elements will make your remodeling experience much more enjoyable than if you ignore them. To schedule a consultation with a King Remodeling SD remodeling professional, please call us at +1 (877) 292-7707.